SCAG 48" Hydro SWZ with new 18hp HONDA

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TLS, May 10, 2004.

  1. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Anyone have one?

    Not that I need a new WB, as I rarely use my current one.

    Just dreaming of what 18 smooth Honda horses and Hydro would feel like.

    Would love for eXmark to make one, but they're stuck on limiting their 48" Viking to a lowly 15hp Kawi.

    I'd like a simple 44-48" Hydro FIXED deck walkbehind with decent power.

    I always DID like SCAG's walkbehinds.
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    I bet it ain't cheap Tommy...plenty of power too btw.
     
  3. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I saw one, very nice, though never used one or seen one fired up.
     
  4. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
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    The 52 Lesco hydro comes w a 19 Kawi.. Ed
     
  5. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thnks guys.

    Ed,

    The 52" class opens up a whole different class of engines.

    I need a 44 or 48" wide deck.
     
  6. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just checked Lesco site the 48 hydro is 17 Kawi. Ed
     
  7. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    The Viking is a Budget Hydro...that's why there's only the 15hp...Step up to the 48" TracerHP w/17hp.

    I just ran the Husquarvana 42" Hydro Walk w/17hp...Very Sweet Mower...Has the ETS (Easy Touch Controls) Very Similar to ECS & a Very Nice Height Adjust System (Quick Lift)...
     
  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Fareway,

    Thanks for the info.

    However, budget or not, the SCAG is a better package:
    More HP
    Electric PTO
    Larger caster tires
    ALL 7 gauge deck


    I have no need for the TTHP or the SWZU, as cut height stays the SAME for years on end.

    This mower sees less than 5 hrs per week. I'm simply looking to upgrade slightly when I trade in.
     
  9. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
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    The Scag does Not Have the Easy Blade belt tension adjust, only comes in Pistols & won't cut like an eXmark! Manual Clutch...less maint....less cost....

    The 42" Husky has a Higher HP to Deck Ratio...It's One Sweet Mower.
     
  10. out till dark

    out till dark LawnSite Member
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    Got the first one in my area.I had to drive 3hrs to the closest scag dealership in my area.IMO cuts like no other.
     

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